Welcome back to Ageless Style. If you are new here every month the Vintage Contessa and I interview someone over 50 with great style. Elizabeth and I took December off but we are back today with the latest edition of our Monthly collaboration. I am so excited to interview Beth from “Style at a Certain Age” today.
I started following Beth because well I LOVE her hair, she is a midwestern girl (like myself) and she loves her dog. Beth is Audrey Hepburn with Gray hair. She carries off that “girl next door look with confidence and flair. She is not afraid of color, but she usually keeps her accessories to a minimum. Let’s see what advice Beth has for us.
How Would You Describe Your Style? American Classic
What Inspires your signature style? I’ve always been drawn to a clean, simple aesthetic. Nothing too fussy for me. Every chance I get I love to throw in something that’s borrowed from the boys.
What accessory Can You Not Do Without? A watch. Even though my phone can tell me the time of day nothing compares to checking your watch. If I forget to put one on in the morning I feel naked the rest of the day.
Favorite Color? Hands down it’s pink. This is a color that goes from shocking pink to blush with so many hues in between. And pink goes with almost every color on the color wheel. I know because I try to sneak this color in every chance I get. My favorite color combo is navy and pink. It’s preppy and chic.
Do you have a signature piece that defines your style? I will always own at least one white shirt. And I’m always on the hunt for the one. It’s like looking for the holy grail. (Check out Beth’s youtube video about styling white shirts below)
What are your style strengths? Putting my own spin on an iconic look.
Do you have a style icon? There are so many to choose from especially when it comes to classic style but currently, I have a style crush on Giovanna Battaglia. I can count on her for a fresh take on the classics. Plus, she integrates pattern and color into her wardrobe like no other.
What are the beauty essentials that you can’t do without? A good skincare regimen is a must. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. This year I added a cleansing oil into my nighttime routine which removes any trace of makeup in a blink. Absolutely can’t live without this product. But the real game changer has been adding a Vitamin C oil into the mix. My skin is noticeably brighter. (Okay you sold me Beth). Maybe she will share her favorite! Look at her skin!
Do you have repeat offenders in your closet if so what are they? I refer to them as the 4B’s – blazer, button-up, blue jeans, and ballet flats. I could easily wear this style uniform every day.
What advice do you have for women over 50, or over 40? To look forward not behind. Your best days are still ahead of you. And you can look great while chasing your dreams because style has no expiration date.
Do you have any style rules that you live by? The only style rule I’ve consistently followed is dress for the occasion.
What are your favorite online go to sources? Currently, Everlane gets my vote.
Do you have a particular designer that you are drawn to? Ralph Lauren. This brand epitomizes American Classic like no other.
Beth thank you for so many great ideas for we women “of a certain age”. If you would like to see more of Beth’s all American Style stop by and check out her blog “Style at a Certain Age“. You can follow her on YouTube , Pinterest, and Facebook. If you would like to shop any of Beth’s outfits follow her on Instagram as well.
Stop by The Contessa’s Blog, (the Vintage Contessa) to see who she is interviewing. She always finds someone fascinating!